Perl is a well-known programming language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you will be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.